View Full Version : Gut - Brain connection again.


Kunga Dorji
12-11-13, 04:58 PM
Another useful article.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/18/244526773/gut-bacteria-might-guide-the-workings-of-our-minds?goback=.gde_1990109_member_58104527286729728 00#!

This is quite a good article integrating material from a number of different research teams.

meadd823
12-16-13, 01:36 AM
Microbiota Modulate Behavioral and Physiological Abnormalities Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (http://www.cell.com/retrieve/pii/S0092867413014736)


The MIA model recapitulates GI comorbidities linked to a subset of ASD individuals
Targeting the microbiota treats specific GI and behavioral symptoms
Gut microbes regulate metabolites that alter behavior in animals
Microbiota may contribute to the pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental disorders

The value of this finding would greatly depend upon how large of a subset was effected in this manner.

I do not disagree as I was completely shocked to find many autoimmune disorders I suffer from personally may be a mild various of gluten intolerance. I have always said too much bread consumption made me feel ill - so I was more accurate than I could have ever imaged???

Sort of gives a different rise to the saying "follow your gut" :p

janiew
12-16-13, 02:17 AM
Check out 5ht3 receptors. Serotonin. There are more of these receptors in the gut than brain and they are sensitive - perhaps in some people, gluten plays a role and in others maybe not so much.

There are blood lab tests to measure gluten sensitivity - 7 to be precise. And I have had all of them repeatedly with my autoimmune disorders - rheumatoid arthritis and watch and wait lupus.

We need more studies. The genetic knowledge base in is its infancy.